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bridges roads even the education. the school system suffering mightily. this could just be the beginning. illinois's direct debt is now 58 billion dollars. joining us now is john tillman from the illinois policy institute. a lot of people reacting to the illinois report. the report of the state budget crisis task force, a big-time report, and the thing is for me, it's all the reasons why this so, you know, there's so many problems. it's not just one thing. we're talking about the budget process, underfunded retirement benefits, medicare spending, law and practices hindering fiscal responsibility and stability. it goes on and on. it seems like you are on a collision course. >> it would be irresponsible of the people of illinois to ask the other 49 states to bail us out for the spending we have been doing for decades. this is a spending driven crisis. we have structural overspending that is unsustainable. the best way to illustrate this is in 2000 we had about 1.5 million people on medicaid. we now have 3.1 million people on medicaid. that's 104% growth. while we've expanded it to a middle
the storm hit, i was in mississippi. the state has a terrific economic education program and i was fully engaged with some of the teachers and students so i watched sandy from a distance. i came home to new jersey yesterday, here is my take on that. i flew from jackson, mississippi to atlanta georgia, and from there to washington d.c. and that's as far as i could get my plane or train. to get to the new york area, i had to drive, and that tells you something. three days after the storm, america's biggest city was cut off. and heading north on i-95, mile after mile was dark. no lights in the houses. very few businesses opened. it was halloween, no kids on the streets. but then, the real shock arrived. gas lines, huge gas lines, and the service stations traffic was backed up for two to three miles. closer to my home, the only gas station at that was open had several police cars trying to control the crowds. in so many areas of new york and new jersey, there is no power for the gas pumps and where they have juice, supplies of gas are running out. and when you have no electricity in your hou
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